Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 27, Pages: 1-4
Mi-Hwan Hyun, Su-Mi Shin* and Hye-Sun Kim
In recent years, interest in linked open data has been rising around public data as many governments have been expanding their attention and efforts about open data. Major countries including the USA and the UK are converting their public data into linked data. In South Korea, too, the development of linked data to promote the utilization of pubic data is being actively discussed with the development of the Public DBpedia as a linked data pilot project at the national level. In the current climate, if libraries with large volumes of high quality data actively participate in sharing and opening data, not only data utilization will be maximized but formation of a knowledge ecosystem can also be achieved through interconnections and semantic linking. In this paper, the benefits that libraries can obtain from linked data will be examined, and the possibility of the utilization of linked data by libraries will be discussed. For this purpose, the definition and characteristics of linked data, the trends of linked data developments in libraries and the case study of the linked open data development by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) will be explored.
Keywords: Library Data, Linked Data, Linked Open Data, LOD, Open Data
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